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Pure Storage FlashBlade

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Solution Overview
Data is the most valuable asset in an organization today. However, slow and complex legacy storage systems often hold data back from being put to use. FlashBlade is the industry's most advanced file and object storage platform ever, a data hub built to consolidate data silos like backup appliances and data lakes – to accelerate tomorrow’s discoveries and insights.

The Pure Storage Flashblade is an elastic scale out file and object, all flash storage solution that gives customers an advanced data hub approach to managing their data. WWT has partnered with Pure Storage to provide this lab giving access to the Purity operating environment on Flashblade Hardware in the Advanced Technology Center.

No more trade-offs between capacity, performance, and simplicity. FlashBlade’s modern scale-out architecture delivers all without compromise. Scale seamlessly up to to multi-petabyte capacity by simply adding more blades. Experience the power of massively parallel, scale-out storage architecture. FlashBlade reduces complexity, enables effortless scalability of capacity and performance, and reduces Total Cost of Ownership. FlashBlade is perfect for logging, analyzing, and restoring large amounts of unstructured data. 

More and more, companies are looking for ways to keep the entirety of a data pipeline within a single storage platform. FlashBlade offers up to 1.6PB, 17 GB/s bandwidth, and 1.5M IOPS inside a single 4 RU chassis and behind a single IP address. By combining up to 5 chassis in a single namespace and single IP address, a FlashBlade system can scale to up to 8PB, 80 GB/s bandwidth, and 7.5M IOPS. WWT Engineers have seen this level of performance in the ATC as we have executed customer POC activity.

You can learn how end to end scale out Data Hub for AI/ML, Rapid Restore integration, Flash to Flash to Cloud backups and Cloud Data Management solutions from Pure storage can help modernize a legacy data center.

Goals & Objectives

This feature and functionality based lab can be launched to gain access to the Purity Operating system on several flash array systems including:

  • FlashBlade for AI
  • FlashBlade for Rapid Restore
  • NVIDIA DGX1
  • FlashStack for AI

The Lab demonstrates the leading features of Purity including:
WebUI Simplicity
  • Purity FB2
  • Purity FB2 CLI
  • Host Connectivity using 40Gb Ethernet

For a full featured performance testing POC or to see the value of a true data hub in action feel free to reach out to ATC Lab Service and the Global Engineering team.  The lab gear can be reserved and customized according customers unique requirements.

Hardware & Software

  • 2 x FlashBlade Chassis each with 5 + 2 blade configurations 
  • Cisco Nexus 3232c 40Gb Switches
  • Cisco UCS B200M4/5 blades
  • Cisco UCS 6454 Fabric Interconnects with 400Gb upstream connectivity
  • NVIDIA DGX1 GPU Server
  • Backup Software - Veeam, Veritas, Commvault integration
  • ESXi 6.5

Technologies